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Russian Courses (RUS)

GE Core denotes General Education Core credit;
GE Marker
denotes General Education Marker credit;
CAR denotes College Additional Requirement credit.

Courses in English Translation

Russian Literature and Culture in English translation courses are as follows:

201, 202 Russian Literature in Translation (3:3), (3:3)

313 Major Authors in Russian Translation (3:3)

314 Major Movements in Russian Literature and Culture (3:3)

315 Twentieth-Century Russian Literature in Translation (3:3)
Modern Polish Literature in Translation (3:3)

511 The Russian Novel in Translation (3:3)

A full description of these courses will be found in numerical order in the Russian courses listed below.

Courses for Undergraduates

101 Elementary Russian I (3:3)

GE Marker: GN

Basic principles of grammar; graded reading of selected texts; some conversation; language laboratory facilities.

101L Elementary Russian Lab (1:0:1)

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Optional supplementary multimedia lab course at the elementary level for students interested in improving their command of the language. Course meets one hour a week for the whole semester.

102 Elementary Russian II (3:3)

GE Marker: GN

Basic principles of grammar; graded reading of selected texts; some conversation; language laboratory facilities.

102L Elementary Russian Lab (1:0:1)

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Optional supplementary multimedia lab course at the elementary level for students interested in improving their command of the language. Course meets one hour a week for the whole semester.

201, 202 Russian Literature in Translation (3:3), (3:3)

GE Core: GLT (for RUS 201)

GE Marker: GN

Survey of Russian prose beginning with early Russian Literature and focusing on nineteenth-century Russian prose up to 1917. Works from the following writers are read: Pushkin, Gogol, Lermontov, Goncharov, Turgenev, Leskov, Garshin, Kuprin, Chekhov, Bunin, Belyj, Sologub. No knowledge of Russian required.

203, 204 Intermediate Russian (3:3), (3:3)

GE Marker: GN

CAR: GFL

Review of grammar, practice in conversation, selected readings from nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature.

301 Conversation, Composition, and Grammar Topics (3:3)

Proficiency level: RUS 204 or equivalent

Reading and discussion of unedited Russian texts. Formal and informal writing. Study of grammar and idiom.

306 Slavic Life and Letters: Topics (3:3)

GE Marker: GN

Proficiency level: RUS 204 or equivalent

Introduction to Slavic civilization. Emphasis on selected periods, themes or genres such as films, memoirs, folklore, mythology, women’s lives, etc. Taught in English or Russian.

313 Major Authors in Russian Literature (3:3)

GE Core: GLT

GE Marker: GN

Proficiency level: RUS 204 or equivalent

May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Selected Russian authors read and discussed with attention to literary interpretation and analysis. Selection of authors and periods vary. Taught in English or Russian.

314 Major Movements in Russian Literature and Culture (3:3)

GE Core: GLT

GE Marker: GN

Proficiency level: RUS 204 or equivalent

May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Topics vary, each taking a broad perspective on an important movement, social trend, literary development, or cultural period. Taught in English or Russian.

315 Twentieth-Century Russian Literature in Translation (3:3)

Intensive study of the artistic writing in Russia from 1917 to the present. Readings cover poetry and prose of Sholokhov, Ilf and Petrov, Pasternak, Evtushenko, Solzhenitsyn, and others.

316 Modern Polish Literature in Translation (3:3)

Intensive study of the artistic writing in Poland from 1918 to present. Readings cover poetry and prose of Zeromski, Wittlin, Gombrowicz, Witkiewicz, Schulz, Iwaszkiewicz, Rozewicz, Tuwim, Andrzejewski, Milosz, and Herbert.

491, 492 Tutorial (1–3), (1–3)

May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Directed program of reading, research, and individual instruction in Russian and Polish language and literature.

493 Honors Work (3–6)

Pr. permission of instructor; 3.30 GPA in the major, 12 s.h. in the major

May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

 

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates & Graduate Students

511 The Russian Novel in Translation (3:3)

Survey of the Russian novel from the nineteenth (Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Goncharov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy), to the twentieth century (Belyj, Sologub, Pasternak, and Solzhenitsyn). Analysis of artistic structure and ideas within the context of Russian literary history, philosophy, and religious thought.

Please refer to International and Global Studies in this Bulletin for more information on the Russian Studies major or minor.